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Crater Ridge

Unit Information

Bighorn National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2013 Eastside 2nd St
Sheridan, WY 82801

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Crater Ridge Fire - Fact Sheet, September 6-7, 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 9/6/2021

Acreage: 6,232 acres
Containment: 74%
Personnel: 63
Current Situation

  • Firefighters spent most of the weekend engaged in suppression repair and backhauling equipment.
  • On Sunday, the type 3 helicopter made multiple water drops on active smokes within the fire.

Operational plan until transition

  • Crews will continue suppression repair work and monitor fire activity.
  • A Type 4 incident commander will begin shadowing the current team on Monday, September 6 and assume command on Wednesday, September 8.

Fire Conditions and Weather

  • Labor Day, September 6 – Highs will be in the low 70s with very low relative humidity. With the passage of a dry cold front, winds will gust to near 30 mph later in the day. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the Bighorn Mountains and fire area from noon to 9 pm.
  • Tuesday, September 7 – Sunny and cooler. Winds will be calmer with sustained speeds between 8 and 16 mph. Highs will be in the mid-60s.

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National Forest Closures and Fire Restrictions


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